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February 06, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 119

Award-Winning Tales, a compilation of award-winning Western short stories, is perhaps the best Western anthology yet published.

Twenty-six riveting tales told by different authors are included in the book, along with nineteen accompanying photos/illustrations, making this book incredibly unique and, well, arresting. The stories range from the classic Westerns of the 1800s to modern times, and the stories truly run the gamut. Hard-core gritty Westerns mingle with heart-warming romances. Each story is, in fact, an award-winning story, or at the very least, a finalist in a writing competition.

An interesting addition to the book is the inclusion of a short biography of each author at the end of his/her story, thereby allowing a reader to follow up on the author. As it turns out, almost all of the writers are professional, published writers. This isn't surprising when one considers how excellent the stories are.

For those who love short stories, the book is a real find, and for those who love Western short stories, the book is utterly irresistible and perhaps the best Western anthology yet published. Because of the authors' different styles of writing, the stories remain fresh. As Shirley Johnson, Senior Reviewer for MidWest book review aptly put it: "The fiber that each author wove into his/her story was like a burst of fresh air as I anticipated what was to be unfolded. I was never disappointed, as each story introduced new characters and new locale, like a fresh new picture being painted while I watched. Each story was different and could stand alone, yet they merged under the western skies as one. It may be a tale of romance, murder, competition, struggles, joy or sadness, each brings just the right dish that fills a banquet table before you. Let the feast begin. This is an outstanding read. Very well written by authors who truly know how to spin a tale that will grab you and not let go. Highly recommended."

These stories can easily be read over and over, and with each reading they grow better and better.

Barbra Lee is a retired teacher who is now able to spend all the time she wants reading Western books, her favorite genre.

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